Our training programme is improving the lives of women throughout rural Kenya and helping them to become ambassadors of positive change in their communities.
We-men’s training and empowerment programme helps women to learn new skills and earn a living wage. When women are taught new skills, they and their entire community benefit immensely.
Many important skills are sadly disappearing, skills that were once passed down to women through the generations. By teaching skills like farming, knitting, sewing, pottery, food preservation and safe nutrition, we are helping women to preserve their heritage and enhance circular practices, such as repairing and reusing.
We partner with volunteers from across the world to provide craft skills, mentoring and expert advice to women in impoverished communities. We are also advocates for changing the attitudes of local communities by holding conferences featuring guest speakers who support women’s welfare.
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Our sewing courses teach women how to build a sustainable livelihood with their very own sewing machine. From making blankets from old clothing to making charming handmade dolls, sewing opens up so many opportunities.
As the saying goes, make hay while the sun shines, and in the case of the Kenyan climate, when the rains come, too. We teach women the art of food preservation during good harvests so that there is plenty during drought seasons.
From cooking to water storage, our pottery classes teach women how to create durable, handmade earthenware pots and vessels. Clay pots last longer, are a sustainable alternative to plastics and are absorbed by the land.
When a sewing machine breaks down or a bike needs repairing, it’s our women that will come to the rescue. We teach them valuable repair skills so that they can not only repair their own equipment but equipment in the community too.
Knitting is a skill that can be learned easily and which also requires little in the way of resources or materials. By learning how to knit, women can build their own businesses selling clothing, blankets, toys and more.
Today, more than 80 percent of farms in Kenya are run by women, yet only half of these women own their own farms. We train women how to farm the land, how to buy their own land and join farming cooperatives in their communities.
Empowers women to become self-sufficient
Teaches women the skills they need to generate their own income.
Encourages women to become more involved with revitalising their own communities
Builds awareness within local communities of women’s rights and the benefits of a women-run community
Preserves essential life and profitable skills for future generations
Helps women to gain confidence and credibility in the society which will eventually help them to reach better resources and living conditions
Enables women to become independent individuals of the society with a significant level of contribution to the local economy
Enables the society to protect the traditional industries that practice the principles of the circular economy